UN Security Council sanctions regime

It can take action to maintain or restore international peace and security



UN Security Council sanctions regime

  • The Security Council can take action to maintain or restore international peace and security under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

  • Sanctions measures under Article 41 encompass a broad range of enforcement options that do not involve the use of armed forces.
  • Since 1966, the Security Council has established 30 sanctions regimes against ISIL (Da’esh) & Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

1267 sanctions committee list of UN

  • The UNSC resolution 1267 was adopted unanimously on October 15, 1999.
  • It is a consolidated list of people and entities it has determined as being associated with Al Qaeda or the Taliban, and laws which must be passed within each member nation to implement the sanctions.
  • Masood Azhar has been linked to Osama bin Laden and, hence, can be sanctioned under 1267 sanctions committee.

1267 Sanctions Committee Chair

  • There are 14 ongoing sanctions regimes, which focus on supporting political settlement of conflicts, nuclear non-proliferation and counterterrorism.
  • Each regime is administered by a sanctions committee chaired by a non-permanent member of the UNSC.
  • Indonesia is the current chair of 1267 Sanctions Committee and will continue till the end of 2019. Indonesia is supportive of the move to ban Azhar.